Invest in wide-leg bootcuts or stovepipe trousers, which will balance out your legs from top to bottom, suggests Dawn Baker, a former stylist and the owner of the Los Angeles boutique Happy LA. Otherwise, she says, pants will cling to saddlebags. She suggests Raven Tailored trousers to flatter this figure.
“Be cautious of too much stretch―anything over 4 percent,” warns Patty Fox, chief creative officer for Myshape.com, a website that specializes in fitting body types. (Check the garment label for elastane or spandex.) “A firm fabric holds you in better because it doesn’t pull,” she says.
Skip flared cuts―they make knees look skinny and thighs bigger.